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Video Market Report 8: More News From the Big 50, A Merger For Stellar Industrial, And Our Alibaba Event Preview

November 24, 2014 1:18 pm | by Industrial Distribution Staff | Videos | Comments

The eighth episode of Industrial Distribution's Video Market Report features M&A activity involving Stellar Industrial, bearings maker Timken, Lincoln Electric, as well as an update on Duracell. In Big 50 news, another executive retirement was recently announced involving Motion Industries, and Grainger announced its October sales numbers.

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Airgas to Highlight Growth Strategies At Upcoming Analyst Meeting

November 25, 2014 5:25 pm | by Airgas | News | Comments

The company's management team will discuss their strategies for leveraging Airgas' platform and capabilities to drive sales growth and margin expansion, as well as provide mid-term financial goals.               

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Bosch Women's Heated Jacket Provides Warmth With Comfort

November 25, 2014 12:13 pm | by Bosch | Product Releases | Comments

The women’s heated jacket offers tailored-fit features and is powered by a Bosch 12V Max lithium-ion battery connected to the BHB120 battery holster.

U.S. Economy Reports Strongest Quarter Growth In Years

November 25, 2014 11:08 am | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

The third quarter growth figure followed a 4.6 percent surge in the spring, which resulted in the biggest consecutive quarters of growth since 2003.                           

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Home Depot Faces Dozens Of Breach-Related Lawsuits

November 25, 2014 10:11 am | by Tom Murphy, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

The nation's biggest home improvement retailer said Tuesday that it may face more litigation from customers, banks, shareholders and others.                               

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Beacon Roofing Supply Reports Q4, Year End Results

November 25, 2014 10:01 am | by Beacon Roofing Supply | News | Comments

Beacon's 2014 was unfavorably impacted by the severity of winter storms and prolonged colder temperatures in most markets during the first half of the year.                         

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MAPI Report: Jobs, Replacement Demand Highlight Growth

November 24, 2014 3:23 pm | by MAPI Foundation | News | Comments

The MAPI Foundation says manufacturing production is expected to outpace GDP, with anticipated growth of 3.5 percent in 2015 and 3.9 percent in 2016.                     

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Brother Gearmotors To Showcase New Benefits For North American Customers

November 24, 2014 2:00 pm | by Brother International Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

All gearmotors carry a high-grade grease standard, which means they are lubricated for the life of the product, helping to eliminate costly downtime for lubrication changes.

October New Construction Starts Recede 4 Percent

November 24, 2014 1:44 pm | by Dodge Data & Analytics | News | Comments

Nonresidential building in October fell 14 percent to $195.2 billion, following its 13 percent jump in September.                                 

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Eaton Fights Counterfeiting With Updated Reporting Tips

November 24, 2014 1:12 pm | by Eaton | News | Comments

The tips will assist professionals throughout the electrical supply chain with tools to recognize and report suspect products to ultimately help brands and law enforcement identify potential counterfeit product supply chains.       

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Chicago Fed Index Shows Economic Growth Moderated In October

November 24, 2014 10:40 am | by Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago | News | Comments

Industrial production decreased 0.1 percent in October after rising 0.8 percent in September, and manufacturing production increased 0.2 percent in October for the second straight month.              

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Report: Itucho Looking To Sell PrimeSource

November 24, 2014 9:58 am | by Industrial Distribution Staff | News | Comments

A Reuters report says Japanese trading house Itucho has hired JPMorgan & Chase Co. to run an auction for PrimeSource, which has attracted interest from private equity firms.                     

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Year-Over-Year Construction Employment Increased In 37 States

November 24, 2014 9:30 am | by Associated General Contractors of America | News | Comments

Association officials noted that the sector’s recovery is erratic and remains vulnerable to factors like growing labor shortages, new regulatory burdens, and stagnant public sector demand.                 

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Synalloy Acquires Specialty Pipe & Tube

November 24, 2014 9:21 am | by Synalloy | News | Comments

Synalloy engages in a number of diverse business activities including the production of stainless steel pipe, fiberglass and steel storage tanks, and specialty chemicals.                       

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Can Low Oil Prices Be Good For The Environment?

November 21, 2014 12:30 pm | by Jonathan Fahey, AP Energy Writer | News | Comments

At around $75 a barrel, the price is high enough to keep investments flowing into alternatives, while giving energy companies less reason to pursue expensive and risky oil fields.                     

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QA1 Releases Increased Load/High Wear Fractured Race Spherical Bearings

November 21, 2014 12:16 pm | by QA1 Precision Products | Product Releases | Comments

Ideally suited for high wear and increased load applications in industrial markets, QA1’s GEZ Series fractured race spherical bearings are manufactured using 52100 bearing steel.

Shipping Giants Learn From 2013 Holiday Blunders

November 21, 2014 12:01 pm | by CBS This Morning | Videos | Comments

This year, nearly 3.5 million more Americans are expected to join those already shopping online. That's putting more pressure on the nation's delivery services, and they're trying to avoid last year's debacle.

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Is Your Product Pitch Breaking The Law?

November 21, 2014 10:51 am | by Paul Reilly, Director of Sales, Tom Reilly Training | Articles | Comments

Be careful when marketing your product as new. It doesn’t have the pizazz that it once had.                                             

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European Construction Production Dips In September

November 21, 2014 10:38 am | by Eurostat | News | Comments

Production decreased 1.8 percent in September, following a 0.7 percent rise in August.                                               

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Avnet Electronics Marketing Earns Molex Distributor Award

November 21, 2014 9:46 am | by Molex | News | Comments

The award recognizes one outstanding global channel partner for advancing Molex technology solutions through demonstrated growth in worldwide sales, coupled with global financial, operational, and executive management excellence.      

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Anixter Appoints New Board Member

November 21, 2014 9:24 am | by Anixter | News | Comments

Scott Peppet brings an extensive law background to Anixter's team.                                                     

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